LegalEase CKUT 90.3 Montreal - Episode 28 (Dec 2011) - Crackdown
Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT. We broadcast law broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un group des etudiants et etudiantes en droit de la communaute montrealaise. This month the program is entitled, Crackdown.
'Changed, Changed utterly': Garrett Zehr examines the recent November 10th police crackdown against student protestors at McGill University in Montreal. Students mobilized against tuition increases and unexpectedly met with Riot police violence. Here is a link to the report prepared by Dean of Law Daniel Jutras Inquiry. Here is a link to the Independent Student Inquiry. For a host of articles and information on the Nov 10, see the McGill Daily's coverage.
Next, Preeti Dhaliwal interviews McGill law student (and former LegalEase contributor) Melanie Bernard who shares her first-person narrative of the November 10 crackdown.
Paul Holden and Mark Phillips close the first half of the show by updating our listeners on the MUNACA strike for the last time. The strike is over, but LegalEase presents a case study on how the strike affected student communities. Namely, LegalEase investigates its own nest in the law faculty â observing the McGill Law Student Associations Referendum and General Assembly processes, canvassing the opinions of students. Est-ce que câest un crackdown sur la proces democratique?
In our second segment, LegalEase shifts gears: how can we crack down on corporations using the tools of Canadian criminal law? Rana Alrabi presents two guests on the subject of business and human rights, criminal Corporate Responsibility. Elise Groulx and Helen Dragatsi, two members of the Quebec bar, implore us to look closely at the role of Canadian corporations operating abroad. Me Dragatsi discusses her recent book, âCriminal Liability of Canadian Corporations for International Crimes.â La deuxiÃ¨me invitÃ©e, Me Groulx, explique les nuances de la commerce et la droit de la personne dans la contexte globale. She predicts the development of international criminal law to enable the prosecution of private corporations who perpetuate global conflict through rogue actions.
The two experts discuss the case, Association canadienne contre lâimpunitÃ© (ACCI) c. Anvil Mining Ltd., 2011 QCCS 1966 where the Quebec Superior Court accepts jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed by a Canadian corporation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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